from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Arising from or characterized by prudence.
- adj. Exercising prudence, good judgment, or common sense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or arising from the use of prudence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Proceeding from, or dictated or characterized by, prudence; prudent; discreet; sometimes, selfish or pecuniary as distinguished from higher motives or influences.
- adj. Exercising prudence; discretionary; advisory; superintending or executive.
- n. That which relates to or demands the exercise of, discretion or prudence; -- usually in the pl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Involving prudence; characterized or prescribed by prudence: as, prudential motives; prudential considerations.
- Exercising prudence; hence, advisory; discretionary: as, a prudential committee (a committee having discretionary charge of various affairs of a society).
- Instructed; scientific.
- n. That which demands the exercise of prudence; a matter for prudence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters
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